The Japanese authorities have called on residents of Hokkaido prefecture to evacuate due to heavy rains in the region, NHK TV channel reports.
According to him, about 10 thousand residents of the northern part of this region fell under the recommendation to evacuate. Forecasters say that heavy rains can lead to flooding and landslides, which can lead to casualties. Already in Hokkaido recorded record levels of rainfall. Over the past 12 hours alone, at least 162 mm of precipitation has fallen in the region. It is expected that powerful rains will last until the evening of August 16.
As reported IA REGNUM, On August 13, Typhoon Meari approached Tokyo, Japan. Because of this, the country canceled the movement of ferries in the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Ibaraki. Airlines have also canceled at least 200 flights.